Bechtel Community Impacts

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Working together to improve our community

As the Department of Energy’s prime contractor for the Vit Plant, Bechtel has a responsibility to invest in the local community where our team members live, work, and play. Each year, Bechtel contributes to charitable organizations and events that make lasting impacts on the vitality of the Tri-Cities, across education, family and community, and health and safety. Whether a long-standing relationship like the United Way, a legacy project like the Family Fishing Pond, or an emerging relationship, Bechtel has supported the Tri-Cities for decades. We are proud to partner with these community organizations and help make the Tri-Cities a great place to live, learn, work, and play.
  • Strides Therapeutic Horsemanship Center

  • Adopt-a-Highway Program

  • YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities

  • Bechtel Women's Group, Hanford Chapter

  • Rotary Club of Tri-Cities Sunrise

  • Therapeutic Riding of Tri Cities

  • Pet Overpopulation Prevention

  • Department of Energy Science Bowl

  • Expanding Horizons in Math & Science

  • Academy of Children's Theater

  • Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST)

  • Arts Center Task Force

  • Mid-Columbia Mopar Club Show n' Shine for Hunger

  • Columbia Basin College

  • Miss Juneteenth Scholarship

  • Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

  • Mid-Columbia Symphony

  • Seattle Children's Hospital

  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Washington

  • Hispanic Academic Achievers Program

  • United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

  • Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties


  • National Association of Women in Construction

  • Richland Chamber of Commerce

  • Washington State University – Tri-Cities

  • Benton-Franklin 4-H

  • MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement)

  • Richland Riverfront Trail

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho

  • Special Olympics of Washington

  • Second Harvest of Tri-Cities

  • Washington STEM Education Foundation

  • Sacajawea Elementary School

  • Afro-Americans for an Academic Society

  • Environmental Science & Technology Foundation

  • Support, Advocacy & Resource Center

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  • Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties


See Where the Vit Plant Gives Back

Learn more about the types of projects we support

category card Arts and Culture
Contributing to arts and culture to enable our collective understanding of the past and to envision a shared, more equitable future.
category card Education
Fostering education and learning, particularly related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
category card Family and Community
Creating opportunities and security for those who live, work and play in our region.
category card Health and Safety
Protecting the environment while ensuring our communities are healthy, safe and thriving.


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